Thursday, January 20, 2011

January 20 - black date in modern history of Azerbaijan...

There is a saying in Azeri "gözümə heç nə görünmür". If you translate this phrase word by word it would say/mean something like "my eyes can see nothing"...what implies that there is something that bothers you so much that your eyes notice nothing else...

Just like when someone gets unhealthy everything else around looses colour and importance...when there is no peace in the country nothing else really matters or brings you joy...

Today is a mourning day in Azerbaijan. 20th of January in 1990 innocent people became victims of politics and Soviet Army. This was how state of emergency was "declared". I just had a thought that probably people couldn't imagine that army where every male citizen had to serve would start shooting at citizens....never underestimate people...never underestimate how far politics can go...

21 years are gone. It is important to remember...so that future generations do not fall into the same traps...May all victims rest in peace...

photo courtesy of Senan Aleskerov...crying mollah...
photo courtesy of Asim Talib..."wounded" ambulance car

my post on 20 January written in 2009...

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